Thursday, September 27, 2018

Lecturer in Early Christianity at UCLA!





Excited to start my new position as Lecturer in Early Christianity at UCLA! I'm teaching two new classes this quarter - on two of my favorite topics - Religion and Violence and Religion in Los Angeles. The former is a smaller seminar held in Royce Hall and the latter a large (100+) course surveying the incredibly diverse religious landscape of LA - in the ideal setting and place, especially since I researched and wrote a documentary film on just that topic (Finding God in the City of Angels). Looking forward to teaching a History of Religion course in the winter and two courses on Christian origins in the spring!



Thursday, September 13, 2018

Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins - Reviewed in The Bible Today!




“In this marvelous work Simon Joseph . . . offers a detailed, well-researched, and eminently balanced assessment . . . Joseph’s judicious study of this complex relationship not only addresses this ongoing question but also throws light on the origin and development of early Christianity in its own right.”

Donald Senior, CP, The Bible Today